Tanzania passes new draconian data law

Friday March 27 2015

Parliament in session in Dodoma. Tanzania could become one of the harshest territories for publishing firms, researchers and academicians to work, after Parliament passed a new law Thursday limiting the publication of data to only those from the government’s own Bureau of Statistics. PHOTO | FILE

Parliament in session in Dodoma. Tanzania could become one of the harshest territories for publishing firms, researchers and academicians to work, after Parliament passed a new law Thursday limiting the publication of data to only those from the government’s own Bureau of Statistics. PHOTO | FILE NATION MEDIA GROUP

By KATARE MBASHIRU and BERNARD LUGONGO